The national census of the Tunisian population starts today.
The last census took place in 1994. The Tunisian population was then 8.7 million. It is estimated today at about 10 million. Thanks to the country’s family planning program, Tunisia’s demographic growth rate has shot down to less than 1 percent.
More than 14,000 trained employees will take part in the collection and processing aspects of the 2004 census operation, scheduled from April 28 to May 25, 2004.